Sidewinding Circular Skates

Yet another variation on the traditional skateboard. Or traditional inline skates.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

(via NPR)

Skateboarding to the Olympics?

We’ve been hearing rumours for years.

Skateboarding exhibitions will be allowed during the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China, in August, an opportunity presented by International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach last year to a sport seeking Olympic inclusion.

Skateboarding was the only non-Olympic sport invited to host exhibitions at the event, said Gary Ream, president of the International Skatingboarding Federation (ISF), according to Sports Business Daily. …

Olympic Talk


Personally, I’m not much of a skateboard fan. I’d prefer aggressive inline rollerskating.

Tony Hawk:

skateboarding is “very likely to be in the 2020 Games”

Festival International des Sports Extrèmes

The FISE World Montpellier is the first stop of the first international extreme sports tour FISE World Series. …

… travel around the world with 4 amazing events. Montpellier in France will be the first one, then Andorra on June 27-29, Malaysia on September 4-7 and China on October 24-26.

Click PLAY or watch Montpellier highlights on YouTube.

Action sports seem to do a much better job than acrobatic sports at drawing sponsors and an audience.

(via Cirque’s Stacy Clark)

best of the web 2013

This tightly edited montage includes some of the best acrobatic clips of the year.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Here’s the list of 187 videos used for this compilation.

WIN a week at Woodward

Sunoco is offering a free scholarship for one lucky kid and three of their friends to attend Camp Woodward, a high tech action sports camp, for one week this summer.

To win the scholarship, kids ages 7-17 can submit a video about how they are fueled by their friends to become the best they can be. Once they post their video to Instagram, Vine or Tout with both of these hashtags: #FueledbySunoco AND #CampWoodward they’re entered to win!

Camp Woodward offers unique camping covering many specialties including gymnastics, cheerleading, skateboarding, bmx, inline skating, snowboarding & skiing and digital media.

The contest is only for a short time – the deadline to post videos is July 17th

full details on the contest

World Games 2013 Cali

The World Games of 2013 will take place in the city of Cali, Colombia from July 25 to August 4.

32 official sports and 4 invitational sports include:

Acrobatic gymnastics
Aerobic gymnastics
Artistic roller skating
Rhythmic gymnastics
Trampoline & Tumbling

Sport climbing

Click PLAY or watch a Gymnastics sports preview on YouTube.

official website

baseball/softball, karate and wushu, roller sports, sport climbing, squash, wakeboard

All possible new Olympic sports.

… a decision due at the IOC Session in Buenos Aires in September 2013. The IOC Executive Board will add another to the mix in February when an existing Olympic sport gets cut. …

… While baseball-softball, karate and squash have the finance to promote their bids internationally, some of the smaller federations don’t have the money to invest in promoting their profiles globally. …

Around the Rings – IOC Warns Sports Bidding for 2020 Olympics Against Lavish Spending

I’d wager on recently merged baseball-softball getting back in. Then roller sports.

Personally, from that list, I’d vote for sport climbing. :)


Skateboarding in the Olympics?

The Summer Olympic Sports of the Future

White pushing for Olympic skateboarding

(via sportsmyriad)